Putting the cart before the horse

I saw a 62-year-old male patient this morning who came looking for a steroid injection for his foot. He had pain on and off for 2 years and recently paid privately to see an orthopaedic consultant. An x-ray and MRI of the foot revealed nothing unordinary other than mild degeneration and the consultant recommended a […]

How to beat NHS waiting lists

How to beat NHS waiting lists NHS waiting lists are growing by the day.  And anyone who’s experienced pain in their body knows that this waiting time is not only conducive to recovery, it can also impact every aspect of your life.  I’ve had numerous patients who’ve gone down the NHS route only to find […]

Shockwave

Shockwave Therapy

We are pleased to offer Shockwave Therapy at the clinic. Shockwave therapy is a non-surgical treatment, and works by delivering impulses of energy, targeted to specific damaged tissues within the abnormal tendon. This increases the blood flow within the affected area, stimulating cell regeneration and healing, and decreasing local factors which can cause pain. The Shockwave therapy is a […]

Marathon Recovery

Let the Recovery Commence

Congratulations on achieving the challenge of running a marathon! Whether it is your first (and last) or you are seasoned marathon runner the right training is, of course imperative, but have you thought about your recovery plan? Here are our post marathon tips to help you to a complete and effective recovery. Immediate Post Race […]

Marathon Recovery

Marathon Season

Yes it’s that time of year when training begins in earnest for the Brighton and London marathons. Already I have seen 4 patients who have begun to have issues as they ramp up their training. One has tendonitis in the foot, another has a hamstring issue which is due partly to the pelvis rotating but […]

MSK Ultrasonography

Muscloskeletal Ultrasound (MSKUS)

MSKUS is a safe non-invasive therapy that is used to help diagnose sprains, strains, tears, and other soft tissue conditions. At Joy Lane clinic we offer this service and also when necessary perform ultrasound guided injections. This past week we have done guided injections on a shoulder for subacromial bursitis, a knee for suprapatellar bursitis […]

Joint Care

Joint Care

              Normally I have to inject my left knee with ostenil (joint lubricant) once per year around Christmas due to arthritic changes but so far I have not had to do it this year. The reason is I have been using joint care supplements that are of excellent quality. […]

Osteopath's treat more than you think!

Osteopath’s treat more than you think!

I suppose I am lucky that I am now established this past 13 years in practice and people are aware that I can treat all parts of the body, not just backs and necks. Recently I had a patient discussing a topic that often comes up, “GP’s don’t recognise osteopathy, and we are classed as […]